The Huddersfield Giants get their Super League playoff campaign underway tonight when they travel to last year's champions Wigan.
But, even if they fail to beat the champions tonight they know they will get another chance after finishing the regular season in the top four.
Head Coach Paul Anderson is hoping they will get to the next stage at the first time of asking:
The England and Wales Cricket Board has declined to add to previous statements about the disciplinary process facing Andrew Gale, amid reports that he is to be charged with a racist offence.
Yorkshire captain Gale was banned for his team's final two LV= County Championship matches of the season, under mandatory disciplinary procedure, following his on-field spat with Lancashire batsman Ashwell Prince at the start of this month.
When he was subsequently kept away, at the behest of the ECB, from Yorkshire's trophy celebrations after they won the title for the 32nd time at Trent Bridge last week, the governing body clarified the situation in a press release.
Amid reports of a racist element, one expected to be strenuously denied by Yorkshire and their captain, the ECB declined to add to last Friday's statement.
"After an incident at the recent LV=CC match between Lancashire and Yorkshire, the England and Wales Cricket Board made a formal complaint to the cricket discipline commission (CDC) about the conduct of the Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale.
"On receipt of this complaint, the CDC has decided to convene a disciplinary panel hearing to consider the matter.
"The ECB will not make any further comment until the disciplinary process is concluded."
The Daily Telegraph reported today that the case will centre on Gale's alleged use of the term 'Kolpak', in a heated exchange with Prince - and whether it can be construed as racist.
A 'Kolpak' cricketer is one born overseas but free to play on a domestic contract under the laws of the European Union.
After winning no fewer than four medals in the inaugural Invictus Games last weekend, David Wiseman has returned home to Yorkshire to spend some well earned time with the family.
The former army captain from the Yorkshire Regiment won two golds and two silvers in the pool, and says he could not have predicted his success:
The Leeds Rhinos full back Zak Hardaker has been cleared of any wrong-doing following an investigation by the Rugby Football League.
For the second time in a matter of months Hardaker was accused of using homophobic language during the Rhinos' game against St Helens in August.
The RFL say there was unsufficient evidence for charges to be brought therefore Hardaker is available for the Rhinos playoff matches starting on Saturday.
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Sheffield boxer Jerome Wilson is still in a medically induced coma in the Royal Hallamshire Hospital after being knocked unconscious in a fight on Friday night.
The 29 year old went down heavily in the sixth round of his welterweight bout against Rotherham-based Cameroonian Serge Ambomo at Ice Sheffield.
Wilson - a father of one - was given oxygen in the ring by paramedics, before being taken to hospital, where - according to his manager Dave Coldwell - he underwent life-saving brain surgery. His condition is described as critical but stable.
Hull City manager Steve Bruce has appealed to fans to put their energies into supporting their side against West Ham tonight (Monday September 15) not protesting against owner Assem Allam.
Some of the club's supporters have been at loggerheads with the Egyptian businessman since last year's controversial proposal to rebrand the team Hull Tigers and ditch their 10-year-old moniker Hull City AFC. That was dismissed by the Football Association Council in April.
Steve Bruce said: "My appeal to all of the fans is that they can have their thoughts but once it gets to matchday, we need to get behind the team.
We need them to do that because if it becomes fractious then it becomes difficult. When it becomes difficult then it can affect the team. That is why I appeal to the fans. We don't want any protests - even though I know nothing's changed on their behalf with the name-change issue.
We want the supporters to get behind the team, that's my concern and I'm sure they will. The protests hit their peak against Crystal Palace last season and it seemed to wane after that. We lost that game and we should have won if I remember. We need all the supporters, if they can, to support the team. "
Hull and former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has said it is 'disrespectful' to link him to Alan Pardew's job as Newcastle manager.
Pardew faces increasing pressure after another 4-0 defeat left Newcastle United at the very bottom of the Premier League table without a win this season.
Bruce is one of several people rumoured to be possible candidates for the job, but he told a BBC radio station he did not think the speculation was fair on Pardew.
"It isn't nice - it's a horrible Sunday morning for him and I find it very, very disrespectful that I'm linked with somebody else's job when he's still in a job.
"It's a hard enough job we've all got. We all know what it's like now in football management.
"That part of the game will never change, but for me at the moment I'm just concentrating on the game against West Ham (on Monday night) and leaving all that aside."
"After what happened to me at Sunderland, it's similar to what Alan Pardew is going through now. I know how difficult the north-east is. I've been here for a couple of years. Hull gave me that chance to get back up and running again and for that I'll always be grateful.
"I've only been here a couple of years, and we've had a really good couple of years."
Actor George Telfer is preparing to take on his 13th marathon in his home town of Chesterfield.
The star, best known for his roles in the Auton film series and Emmerdale, will join 1,000 runners today at the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon .
George, 52, has previously completed 10 London marathons, eight of them in aid of children's charity Whizz-Kidz.
He has also completed the Kielder Marathon and the York Marathon.
It feels fantastic to be running in Chesterfield. I've been running lots of routes here for years so it's great to do an official run.
"I train all year round, normally around three or four times a week. I just love to run, I love it that bit more every year. It's become part of my daily life."
The Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon will raise funds for Kids 'n' Cancer UK, as well as other charities including Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity.